It all started when Booker, the junior senator from New Jersey, commented on an episode of Kaling's show, "The Mindy Project," in which her character, Mindy Lahiri, takes a shot at Newark, where Booker had been the mayor.
"Ouch! @MindyKaling, heard Dr. Lahiri dissed Newark last night... @VogueMagazine & I disagree," he wrote with a link to a Vogue magazine article raving about the city. "(I still [heart] U!)"
Kaling, 37, replied minutes later, saying, "Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it's cool. Thanks for the [love]. It's mutual!"
Booker, 47, responded, "You are making my day! Thanks for the clarification."
Then he made a bold request: "And If the [love] is really mutual... Come have dinner with me in Newark? #PleaseSayYes"
And she said:
It didn't take long for the official Twitter account for the PATH commuter train system linking New Jersey and New York to help by offering a train schedule.
But Booker had a better plan.
There's no word on whether an actual date is set.
ABC News reached out to both camps, but mum is the word so far.